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dreck

[ drek ]
/ drɛk /
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noun Slang.
anything regarded as worthless or of low quality; junk: It would be an insult to the actors and the writers to nominate this fine film along with the dreck they are glorifying this year.
filth; garbage: He is cleaning off the years of rust, dreck, and corrosion before continuing his restoration of the various parts.
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Origin of dreck

First recorded in 1920–25; from Yiddish drek; cognate with German Dreck “filth”; compare Old English threax, Old Norse threkkr “excrement”
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British Dictionary definitions for dreck

dreck
/ (drɛk) /

noun
slang, mainly US rubbish; trash

Derived forms of dreck

drecky, adjective

Word Origin for dreck

from Yiddish drek filth, dregs
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